After the positive response to last week’s feature, here is another list of exciting artists for you to check out.
Here at Independent Music News, we received many magnificent suggestions for other non-male rock outfits to feature, so we decided to do one more next week as well. For now, listen these eight artists, and if you missed last week’s, check it out here.
If you have any further suggestions, please feel free to send them our way.
Mothers (Liverpool, UK) –
Mothers pack fuzz and adrenaline into four songs on last summer’s Honey EP, while still demonstrating some impressive pop sensibilities. Beneath the gritted guitars and pounding drums of the title track rests an inviting hook that almost smacks of early-career Feeder.
Apes (Lancaster, PA) –
Rough and honest are two words practically synonymous with folk-punk. Lancaster’s Apes ups the intensity on All I Did This Summer Was Go To Rehab, armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar and achingly honest stories of meeting your faults face-to-face.
Bulldog Eyes (Richmond, VA) –
Bulldog Eyes create lo-fi pop that is somehow both relaxing and dissonant. Recent single “Have I Always Looked This Way?” underscores gentle vocals with unnerving synth sweeps.
Adult Mom (Purchase, NY) –
Self-doubt, disappointment, and breakups are the themes on Adult Mom’s Momentary Lapse of Happily. Band leader Stephanie Knipe’s lilting vocals and melodic guitar lines carry thirteen brisk tracks to a satisfying conclusion on the wistful “Lose/Recover”.
Makthaverskan (Gothenburg, Sweden) –
Makthaverskan’s “Witness” sounds like a ghost; dreamy textures and haunted vocals come together in a palatable gothic pop whirlwind.
Centennials (New Brunswick, NJ) –
Somewhere between Paramore and Manchester Orchestra, Centennials play crafty indie rock, balancing the spinning plates of poppy choruses and extended instrumental breaks.
Freya Wilcox & The Howl (Brooklyn, NY) –
Frey Wilcox’s throaty vocals sound at home above a blistering punk beat on “Bury Me”. But the EP Bareknuckle Love is equal parts punk as it is blues. The Brooklyn trio brings the genres together in a raw flurry.
Oh My Snare! (Montreal, Quebec) –
Montreal’s Oh My Snare! explode with energy on Høyeste Gang. No two songs take you on the same journey, as the group employs punk, hardcore, and art rock to create big, anthemic moments.